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When struggling with mental health issues or addiction, we may find ourselves self-sabotaging situations for many different reasons. Ultimately this is something we need to work on to have a successful recovery and a healthy life. Self-sabotage should not be a part of a normal day, and learning to work through our challenges is key. Many people may find that they need help to understand why they are choosing to sabotage themselves. It is okay to admit that you need help. A mental health care professional has the education and the skills to help us determine why we are doing what we are doing. Once we learn why we are doing something, we can learn how to stop doing it, recover, and move forward in a healthy manner.

Postponing Recovery

One major self-sabotage that is commonly seen is postponing recovery. There are many reasons given as to why people struggling with addiction delay in getting help. One common reason is that people trapped in addiction ultimately do not feel worthy of recovery. They do not feel as if they can lead normal lives anymore, so they put off going into treatment. Getting into treatment is a huge step and one of the scariest you will ever take. Treatment has life-long, positive results, however; a lifetime of happiness is one good choice away.

Isolating Yourself

Another main act of self-sabotage is isolation. You cannot get hurt if you do not let anyone in. Isolation can be a dangerous thing. By being alone, you may make decisions that you otherwise would not. There is no one around to judge you. However, that is exactly why isolation is so dangerous. Having people around who love and support you can make a huge difference. When you are surrounded by positive, uplifting people, you become one as well. It is those people who will help prevent you from making bad choices.


Self-sabotage can be a dangerous thing.  Working through a successful recovery can be very hard if you are constantly self-sabotaging. Surrounding yourself with people who love you can make a huge difference as to whether you self-sabotage in the future. Having a positive support system will push you into a positive role, keep you accountable, and give you a safe outlet. The mental health care professionals at The Guest House are here to support you through your journey. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 to learn more.